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White Papers: Medical
Why Do Bolts Loosen

Nord-Lock’s eBook "Why Do Bolts Loosen" explores the topic of why bolted joints lose preload and how to prevent it from happening.

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Empowering Future-Proof Test Organizations Through Standardization

Aerospace and defense organizations find themselves in a continual juggling act of integrating cutting-edge technology while maintaining legacy testers, providing...

White Papers: Defense
White Paper: Solving Tomorrow's Obsolescence Challenges Today

Test engineers spend as much as 50 percent of their time (or even more in some cases) actively dealing with obsolescence in their test program sets. Read about best practices in...

White Papers: Aerospace
White Paper: 4 Approaches to Solve Today's Obsolescence Challenges in Aerospace and Defense

Test engineers spend as much as 50 percent of their time (or even more in some cases) actively dealing with obsolescence in their test program sets....

On-Demand Webinars: Defense
Eyes in the Sky: Drone Technology

This Technical Webinar from the editors of Tech Briefs Media examines some of the cutting-edge technologies being designed into modern unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), from those used by the military for surveillance and reconnaissance missions to those being applied in civil, agricultural, and commercial...

White Papers: Aerospace
Learn about Electronic Warfare Signal Generation: Technologies and Methods from Keysight Technologies

Traditionally, the technology needed to simulate realistic environments for electronic warfare has been complex and costly. These custom...

White Papers: Aerospace
Advanced Materials Terms and Acronyms

Advanced materials discoveries are revolutionizing the future and enabling technological innovation that benefits society. What are “advanced materials,” and what are some of the terms that are key...

Briefs: Software
Computational Model Predicts Human Behavior
This analytic model shows how groups of people influence individual behavior.
The technique could be used to improve navigation for robots, drones, or pedestrians.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Wearable Air Conditioning
This on-skin electronic device provides a personal air conditioner without electricity.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Foldable Mechanical Devices
These “developable mechanisms” are built into the surfaces of structures.
A new method could enable vehicles and equipment to better withstand high temperatures, loads, and speeds.
The new body armor can safeguard against even more powerful firearms during combat.
Special Reports: Communications
RF & Microwave Electronics - April 2020

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Aerospace & Defense Technology and Tech Briefs, read about how advances in RF electronics are enabling new applications in space and ground...

White Papers: Aerospace
Modulation Techniques for Satellite Communications

Satellites enable high data rate communications for emerging applications like in-flight communications, connected cars, and 5G New Radio. Engineers employ complex modulation schemes to...

White Papers: Aerospace
Digital Transformation in Aerospace and Defense: Myth or Reality?

Aerospace and defense companies are longtime innovators and technology leaders, so digital transformation should be easy, right? Wrong. Only three percent of these projects...

In the middle ground between microwaves and visible light lies terahertz radiation, and the promise of “Tray vision.”
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Low-Inductance DC Power Bus
The bus is designed for high-frequency, high-temperature operation in electric drive systems and next-generation power electronics.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Optimizing a CubeSat with Architected Materials
nTopology
New York, NY

In today’s strategic information environment, the ability to rapidly respond to ever-changing technology needs is an essential asset for any organization that...

Facility Focus: Test & Measurement
Facility Focus: Army Test and Evaluation Command
The Army Test and Evaluation Command provides essential information to acquisition decision-makers and commanders.
Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Unmanned Systems - March 2020

The latest advances in aerial, ground, and underwater unmanned systems are covered in this special report, a compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense...

White Papers: RF & Microwave Electronics
Tools to Track Sources of Interference

You might think you don’t have interference, but chances are you're not looking in the right place. Hunting down sources of interference can be extremely challenging without the right tools for...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Intelligent RF Sensing for RADHAZ

To mitigate the risks for RADHAZ operations, investing in technology that provides greater RF situational awareness takes on greater importance. A portable Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer (RTSA) is the perfect...

Equipment-free textile detectors could be used in public health, workplace safety, military, and rescue applications.
This mechanical gyroscope can advance motion sensing capabilities in consumer-sized applications.
Special Reports: Aerospace
Rugged Computing - February 2020

From the battlefield to the extreme environment of space, electronics and computing advances enable missions in the harshest conditions. To help you keep pace with the latest developments, we present this...

Special Reports: Materials
Advanced Materials - February 2020

Breakthroughs in plastics, composites, metals, and other materials technologies are enabling exciting new applications in industries ranging from aerospace to automotive to medical. Read more in this...

White Papers: Data Acquisition
Putting VPX and Open VPX to Work

Before the advent of OpenVPX, designers of embedded systems took advantage of the extreme connectivity offered by VPX (VITA 46), but were faced with a virtually unlimited number of possible implementations....

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Putting FPGAs to Work in Software Radio Systems

FPGAs have become an increasingly important resource for software radio systems. Programmable logic technology now offers significant advantages for implementing software radio functions such...

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